Primary malignant neoplasms of orofacial origin: a retrospective review of 256 cases in a Nigerian tertiary hospital.

@article{Ajayi2007PrimaryMN,
  title={Primary malignant neoplasms of orofacial origin: a retrospective review of 256 cases in a Nigerian tertiary hospital.},
  author={Oluseyi Folake Ajayi and Wasiu L Adeyemo and Akinola Ladipo Ladeinde and Mobolanle O Ogunlewe and Olajumoke Ajibola Effiom and Olufemi Gbenga Omitola and Godwin Toyin Arotiba},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={403-8}
}
A retrospective review of cases histologically diagnosed as malignant lesions of the orofacial region in 1992-2003 from the records of the Department of Oral Pathology and Biology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria was carried out. All cases were subjected to analysis of age, gender, site distribution and histologic types. Malignant tumours constituted 18% of all the biopsies of orofacial lesions seen within the period. The mean age of patients was 42.2+/-21.5 years (range: 2.5-85… CONTINUE READING

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